I have moved from co-codamol 30/500 max 8 a day, to Tramadol 50mg every 4 hours Which have shown a little improvement to the pain and I am sleeping a little better.
But I have a slightly foggy head than normal and feel more listless. I am told I have a very high pain tolerance and can block pain some of the time when needed. So I thought I would go a waking day with out Tramadol?
Woke at my normal time determined not to take a pill it was not long into the morning my head seemed clearer and the pain was not a lot worse. So thought this is going better than I hoped bring on the day. By mid day both knees were reminding me they are not 100% throat and chest sore as I still have this stupid cough. Couple of hours later my shoulders and neck are sore but under control. I was determined to see this though (to stubborn for my own good) The head was still clearer but a headache peeking though and countering it slightly. I was now at the point I did not want to do an awful lot and seemed to feel very warm. So went down to watch a film on the telly. Could not get comfortable but not uncommon for me under a normal day. My back feet and hands were now starting to hate me. Then the wife came home from work and said have you taken a Tramadol because you look awful. Had my tea a little telly and off to bed with a Tramadol. Woke feeling Like I have ran a marathon?
Tramadol does make my head foggier.
Tramadol does help the pain.
I should not think of doing this again!